Windows 8 Accessibility Features Detailed

Windows 8 Consumer Preview is right around the corner and we’re already getting a few tastes of what to expect. Today the accessibility features, more specifically Narrator and Magnifier, have been detailed. Narrator is a utility that can read on screen content aloud. In Windows 8 it has been optimized for touch. Narrator will be able to read anything you move your finger over, clicking things will then be done with two fingers.

Magnifier is receiving a touch update as well. When activiated Magnifier will create a border around the screen. Sliding your finger on the border will move the screen in that direction. In the corners will be plus and minus signs for zooming in and out.

These are just two examples of what Microsoft plans to offer with Windows 8.

[via Windows 8 Blog]


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